Have you heard of BOTOX® yet? Botox can be an incredibly helpful procedure to eliminate wrinkles and facial grooves. You may be a candidate for Botox® if you have lines or deep grooves along your forehead between your eyebrows, or around the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet) that bother you. Feel free to talk with any of our office staff and patients to get an idea of just how effective this treatment can be.
Botox injections are a temporary solution for reducing the appearance of lines and can last anywhere from 3-5 months. You may return to normal activities immediately following your appointment. It usually takes 3-4 days to see the effects of Botox. Botox can also be used to treat overactive sweat glands in the armpits as well as help in the treatment of Migraine headaches. On occasion, patient Botox is used in the mouth area to decrease the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Botox® is a relatively new procedure using Botulinum Toxin which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
What is JUVÉDERM®
Do you want thicker lips? Do you have nasolabial creases? JUVÉDERM® can help!
Juvederm is another aesthetic procedure that we offer at Parkhurst NuVision. Our San Antonio Juvéderm® experts will be happy to explain the benefits and help you determine if this would be a good non-invasive cosmetic procedure for you. Juvéderm™ is an exciting new gel dermal filler that is safe and long-lasting. Juvéderm® is typically used to augment lips and fill nasolabial folds. (nasolabial folds – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
Injecting Juvéderm™ into the lips makes them full and supple, and enhances the overall beauty of the face. As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with JUVÉDERM® injectable gel, you don’t have to just sit back and let it happen! Like Restylane®, Juvéderm™ is made of non-animal-derived hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the human body, so the results it provides look natural and last longer than some other cosmetic fillers on the market.
Approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvéderm® is made using new technology that makes the gel smoother, and easier to inject. Juvéderm® can be used for wrinkle correction on the face, to treat deep folds and smile lines, to contour the cheek and chin regions of the face, as well as add volume and fullness to lips. Results can be seen immediately, and they last an average of six months.
The new JUVÉDERM® XC formulation is enhanced for patient comfort. You can now get the smoothness you expect, with the improved comfort you want. JUVÉDERM® XC provides smooth and natural-looking results and now a more comfortable experience – so everyone will notice but no one will know! In fact, studies show the results of JUVÉDERM® last up to one year.
Dr. Gregory Parkhurst has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.